Questioning the Universality of Human Rights : African Charter on Human and People's Rights in Botswana, Malawi and Mozambique book cover
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Questioning the Universality of Human Rights
African Charter on Human and People's Rights in Botswana, Malawi and Mozambique





ISBN 9780367000424
Published May 22, 2019 by Routledge
319 Pages

 
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First published in 1997, this volume analyses the material provisions of the African charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights from 1981, discussing the issues this raises both with respect to the theoretical aspects of human rights law, and in relation to its implementation in various African member states. Illustrating the first aspect, in particular the question of universality of human rights is discussed; with respect to the national implementation the Southern African states are the main focal points, in particular Botswana, Malawi and Mozambique.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Theoretical Issues. 1. General Introduction. 2. Human Rights and Constitutionalism in an African Context. 3. A Universal Concept of Human Rights? Part 2. Context and Genesis of the Instruments. 4. Background to the Constitutions of Botswana, Malawi and Mozambique. 5. The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Part 3. Analysis of Material Human Rights Provisions in the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the Constitutions of Botswana, Malawi and Mozambique. 6. Individual Civil and Political Rights and Freedoms. 7. Other Provisions. Part 4. Conclusion. 8. General Conclusions and Perspectives.

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